Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial

Ole provides Martial and Cavani update

Saturday 05 December 2020 20:15

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided an update on Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani after our extraordinary comeback win against West Ham.

United pulled off another incredible victory, after falling behind against the Hammers at the London Stadium, thanks to goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

The latter came on at half-time for Edinson Cavani and Reds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about his no.7 after the match at the London Stadium.

"Injuries… so it’s unfortunate that sometimes you get muscle injuries and Edi had to come off with an injury, hopefully it’s not too bad,” Ole told Sky Sports about the Uruguayan.

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Anthony Martial, on his 25th birthday, also had to exit midway through the second half with what looked like an injury to his thigh.

"We lost him and Edinson. Hopefully [they're] not too bad but they couldn’t carry on," Ole emphasised.

"They’re not bad ones hopefully. We’ll do scans on them and hopefully they’ll be available soon."

"There’s a game already on Tuesday. It’ll probably be [like this] this year. Some games we have to do without players and I’m glad we've got the substitutions we have."

Before the game, Ole decided to rest Rashford and Bruno Fernandes and both were heavily involved after being introduced at the break.

"It’s not easy leaving these players out but that’s the thing…We try to manage the whole season, the playing time, you know, injuries and fatigue and the little thing that we’ve got," our manager said. 

"We know at half-time that you can do things and change things in games. It certainly helped with the changes, although it was slight injuries that made us have to do them."

United’s next fixture is against RB Leipzig in our final match of Group H in the UEFA Champions League. A draw will be enough to see us through to the knockout phase.